MOORESVILLE, NC — Pat Musi Racing Engines announced the addition of experienced engine builder Paul Hoskins to its talented team.
Hoskins brings a wealth of drag racing and engine building knowledge to the company. He’s been part of four NHRA Pro Stock championship teams, including most recently with Tanner Gray and Gray Motorsports, where Hoskins served as the lead engine builder.
His expertise with naturally aspirated engines brings a valuable aspect to Pat Musi Racing Engines, and Hoskins is eager to tackle the challenges that await.
“I’m very excited to be doing something with Pat,” Hoskins said. “Pro Mod and Pro Nitrous have always been a passion of mine. I think there are a lot of things from the naturally aspirated cars that will apply to the Pro Mod world. It’s a steep learning curve, but it’s going to be interesting to work with the big engines and the Pro Nitrous cars.”
Before working at Gray Motorsports for six years, Hoskins spent more than five years working with Pro Stock veteran Mike Edwards. He was part of a championship-winning team there, too, while Hoskins was also part of championship teams for Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Jim Yates while spending 16 years with Dart Machinery.
By working together next year, every Pat Musi Racing Engine will include the innovative and highly-rated Brisk USA Spark Plugs, forging a strong alliance between two premier companies.
“Brisk makes a really high-end spark plug and we’re excited about having them in our motors,” Pat Musi said. “They’ve got a good product, they’re a good company and I’m excited to bring them on board. If I believe in a product, I’m going to use and endorse it, and Brisk USA Spark Plugs are going to be our plug of choice.”
Musi believes having the spark plugs in every engine – from the high-end 959 cubic-inch engine on down to its 555 cubic-inch motor – will have a noticeable effect for customers at every level. Brisk’s reliance on a sliver center electrode have helped set its spark plugs apart, delivering unparalleled durability and performance.
DINWIDDIE, VA — Lizzy Musi and the Musi Racing team wrapped up a successful 2019 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season in Pro Nitrous with a semifinal finish at last weekend’s PDRA World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
It gave the star driver back-to-back semifinal appearances to close out the 2019 campaign in the Frank Brandao-owned Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” 2018 Dodge Dart. Coupled with a final-round showing earlier this year, it marked another top-five points finish in the loaded Pro Nitrous class for Musi, putting a stamp on a solid PDRA season.
“You obviously would like to get a win to end the year, but all in all it was a pretty good weekend,” Pat Musi said. “The car ran well and Lizzy did a great job driving, it’s a tough class and the wins don’t come easy. We’ve had great support all year from Edelbrock and Lucas Oil, and I can’t say enough about those partnerships. To finish in the top five, we’re pleased with that and the car made a lot of great runs this year. It’s been a good year in the PDRA, and this sets us up nicely for next season.”
DINWIDDIE, VA — After a record-setting performance in Darlington earlier this month, Lizzy Musi and the Musi Racing team will look to end the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season with a victory at this weekend’s PDRA World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
The finale to the 2019 PDRA season comes at a particularly busy – and successful – time for the Musi Racing team. After going 3.615-seconds at 208.62 mph to make the quickest pass in Pro Nitrous history at the PDRA Fall Nationals and advancing to the semifinals, Musi raced her Edelbrock-equipped “Aftershock” at the Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings event at Palm Beach International Racing last weekend, with Musi-powered star Kye Kelley picking up the event win.
That makes the PDRA World Finals the third straight race weekend for Musi Racing, but the team is locked in and ready to put together another strong outing in the Frank Brandao-owned Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” 2018 Dodge Dart.
MOORESVILLE, NC — Second-generation drag racing star Lizzy Musi made history back in May when she became the first woman to record a Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings win. Piloting her Pat Musi-powered, Edelbrock-backed “Aftershock” Camaro, she defeated her boyfriend and fellow Street Outlaws standout Kye Kelley in the final round at New England Dragway in Epping, NH.
As big as the individual win was, it ignited an unprecedented streak of three consecutive victories for Lizzy during her stellar 2019 campaign.
Now, the rest of the world will have the chance to watch Musi’s performance as the episode of Discovery’s hit TV show filmed during the event will air tonight at 9 PM Eastern.
DARLINGTON, SC — It was a record-setting weekend for Lizzy Musi and the Musi Racing team in Darlington, as the Pro Nitrous star raised the bar for performance in the class at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway.
Musi, who already held the speed record of 209.23 mph in the class, put a complete stamp on the quickest and fastest marks in Pro Nitrous thanks to her record-setting pass of 3.615-seconds at 208.62 mph on Saturday in the Frank Brandao-owned Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” 2018 Dodge Dart. If the conditions presented themselves, a new record was the goal and Musi accomplished it in style.
After qualifying fourth, Musi opened eliminations with a 3.637 at 207.95 mph. She put together the record-breaking pass of 3.615 a round later, following it up with a pass of 3.618 at 208.72 mph in the semifinals to back up the record. After an up-and-down season, setting the new E.T. mark was a definite highlight as the conclusion of the season nears.
MOORESVILLE, NC — The string of success has continued at Pat Musi Racing Engines and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, the incredible year by customers across a variety of classes and series has only increased the workload for Musi and his standout team at their Mooresville, NC location.
There has been a steady flow of standout performances by Musi customers, with new accomplishments coming rapidly. There were a number of noteworthy runs last weekend, including world records set by Dean Marinis, Lizzy Musi and Wes Distefano. Those performances come on the heels of a victory from three-time NHRA Pro Mod world champ Rickie Smith, who picked up the win at the NHRA event in St. Louis.
Musi also picked up a number of new and returning customers heading into the offseason, furthering the notion that nitrous racing is alive and well.